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This Yemeni family still lives in the ruins of their home 3 years after it was destroyed by an airstrike

It’s been more than three years since Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a brutal bombing campaign to retake Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, from Houthi rebels, and undercut Iran’s influence in the Arabian peninsula.<p>Since then, at least 10,000 people have been killed and the number of air raids has …

Middle East

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming, but Are Americans Ready?

A Northeastern University and Gallup study finds that the majority of Americans say they are unlikely to use and would not feel comfortable in a …

America Needs More Fiber

A hundred years ago, it was hard to imagine that domestic electricity could be good for anything beyond powering a few light bulbs in the front hall. …

How blockchain could kill both cable and Netflix

Blockchain technology, powered by nodes of peer-to-peer computers around the world, is on the rise. So can we expect decentralized entertainment applications built on blockchain to replace streaming services like Netflix or Amazon and be the final death knell for Cable?<p>Video production studios have …

Blockchain

Holocaust survivor breaks decades-long silence to share her horrific story

<i>For more than seven decades, Edith Fox kept her Holocaust story inside.</i><p><i>She sometimes told friends she wanted the words “Holocaust Survivor” on her</i> …

U.S. vs. AT&T: A Court Fight Over the Future of TV

Justice Department has sought information from Dish, CBS, Starz and other media firms on $85 billion takeover of Time Warner<p>AT&T Inc., a company that has had virtually nothing to do with show business for most of its history, now faces a court battle that’s all about it.<p>Early signs suggest the …

Time Warner

America’s Worst Graveyard Shift Is Grinding Up Workers

No one knew her real name. At work she was Tiffany Sisneros, until her arm got crushed in a conveyor belt. She filed for workers’ comp as Martha …

Southern Poverty Law Center

How U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated North Korea

WASHINGTON — At the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, American intelligence agencies told the new administration that while North Korea had built the bomb, there was still ample time — upward of four years — to slow or stop its development of a missile capable of hitting an American city with a …

North Korea

Red gold: How saffron explains Iran's protests

A particularly fascinating detail lay hidden in the abundance of reports describing the demonstrations in Iran. The Khorasan-Razavi district excelled …

Economy

Investor who called last two major market crashes says bitcoin is a bubble

Noted investor Jeremy Grantham, who called the last two major market bubbles, said bitcoin is a bubble that may crash soon.<p>"This is a true, crazy …

Cryptocurrency

Ten Basic Facts about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In all the discussion about this decades-long conflict and the quest for a solution, some basic facts are too often missing, neglected, downplayed, …

Israel

Jewish family pulls off a ‘Toys for Tots’ Christmas miracle

A Jewish family from Connecticut has pulled off a Christmas miracle for 2,200 needy kids in New York City.<p>The family sprang into action when Toys for …

Grocers Absorb Rise in Food Prices to Keep Customers From Straying

Retailers hold line on prices, fearing they will lose business to discounters and new rivals online<p>Food costs are ticking up after a multiyear glut of many staples. But consumers aren’t paying much more yet because grocers, discounters and online retailers are all holding down prices to win …

Customers

Generic Viagra: Two versions of sildenafil hit the market today

In news that will delight men who've had difficulties in the bedroom, two generic versions of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra are scheduled to …

Rohingya Women Describe Unfathomable Sexual Violence

A new <i>Associated Press</i> report on the Rohingya refugee crisis illuminates, in excruciating detail, the methodical and nightmarish sexual violence being …

The real reason Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel was because he feared losing his evangelical voter base

I have got my latest Prayergram post. It is, quite aptly, on the topic of the day: the “Jerusalem Prayer”.<p>One passage reads “God bless Donald J …

Graphene running shoes will hit the market next year

Running shoes and graphene were made for each other. One is always in search of the latest gimmick and the other has produced some of the most stunning in recent memory. The University of Manchester, long a leading force in research surrounding the one-atom-thick material, has teamed up with …

Shoes

Why I Went to Auschwitz

There was a small hole in the kitchen floor that led to a secret crawl space. That image is burned into my memory. The space was maybe five feet long …

Neo-Nazi Site Founder Who Prompted ‘Troll Storm’ Against Jewish Woman Wants Lawsuit Dismissed

Another day, another neo-Nazi troglodyte arguing that hateful, downright scary and threatening speech is somehow protected under the First …

Rights & Freedoms

Michigan-Ohio State was highest-rated game in FOX TV history

The Game drew jaw-dropping rates in the Noon time slot for FOX.<p>Ohio State's win at Michigan on Saturday was FOX's most-watched game in network …

College Football

A failed vision

Sixteen years ago, Mexico embarked on a monumental campaign to elevate living standards for its working-class masses.<p>The government teamed with private developers to launch the largest residential construction boom in Latin American history. Global investors — the World Bank, big foundations, Wall …

Americans agree sexual harassment is a problem. They just don't always agree on what it is

Over the years, sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape are topics that Americans have far too often tried to sweep under the rug, but issues of sexual misconduct have now taken center stage as allegations have begun to bring down powerful men in Hollywood and beyond.<p>People are increasingly …

Sexual Harassment

The New School Invites Linda Sarsour and Jewish Voice for Peace to Panel on Anti-Semitism

Founded in 1919 by progressive New York intellectuals, The New School rose to prominence two decades later, when it took in a small band of Jewish …

Israel

Bad News, Brick-and-Mortar Stores: The Internet Finally Has You Beat – Adweek

We’ve been hearing about ecommerce killing off brick-and-mortar retail for a few years now. And while there’s no evidence that physical stores are …

eCommerce

Hezbollah's Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia inciting Israel to strike Lebanon

Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and the Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of …

South Asia

Steven Pinker: This Is History's Most Peaceful Time--New Study: "Not So Fast"

In his 2011 book <i>The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined</i>, Harvard University psychologist and famed intellect Steven Pinker argues …

Anthropology

What If the Russian Revolution Had Never Happened?

The October Revolution, organized by Vladimir Lenin exactly a century ago, is still relevant today in ways that would have seemed unimaginable when Soviet Communism collapsed.<p>Marxist-Leninism (albeit in the unique capitalist-Maoist form) still propels China, the world’s surging hyperpower, even as …

Steve Bannon

My travels in white America – a land of anxiety, division and pockets of pain

This summer, Gary Younge took a trip from Maine to Mississippi to find out what has brought the US to this point. From the forgotten poor to desperate addicts, their whiteness is all some of them have left – and that makes fertile ground for the far right<p>Jeff Baxter’s enduring memory, from …

Rights & Freedoms

This is why that stupid way to multiply isn't so stupid after all

High school math teacher Joe Howard wrote to me about his latest video. He said:<p>A recent video has been circulating of a 4th grade teacher showing a …

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